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Apple Discontinues Sale Of MobileMe Boxes: Free Version Imminent?

Posted on 25/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Apple has recently notified retailers that it has discontinued the retail boxed version of MobileMe, shifting the product entirely to digital sales. Some existing stock may still be available, but it’s confirmed that the boxes are no longer being produced. We speculate that an update to the service is forthcoming.

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Jobs Meets Obama

Posted on 17/02/2011 by Cormac Moylan

Today Steve Jobs met with Barack Obama alongside Eric Schmidi and The Zuck. But what did they talk about? According to The Oatmeal, it went a little like this…

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Apple strengthens child labour checks but is it enough?

Posted on 17/02/2011 by Frank Prendergast

According to the Guardian, Apple has strengthened it’s child labour checks in facilities in it’s supply chain in China, and it’s annual report on manufacturers details that there were nine times as many children working at it’s suppliers than last year.

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Steve Jobs Health & Activity Update

Posted on 17/02/2011 by Cormac Moylan

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Two slightly contrasting updates. Photos have been published in The National Enquirer showing an allegedly frail Steve Jobs. On the other hand, Jobs will today be meeting with US President Obama to discuss technology.

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Is Apple Integrating The Mac App Store Into iTunes?

Posted on 16/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Neowin speculates that Apple may be integrating the Mac App Store closely into iTunes. Their reasoning for the matter is that iTunes has been expanding and adding additional content ever since it was launched. First it was music, then podcasts, then videos, and now iPhone/iPad apps.

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New Details Arise Concerning MobileMe Refresh?

Posted on 16/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

We’ve already hear a few things about Apple’s upcoming MobileMe refresh from a report by the Wall Street Journal earlier this week, however CultofMac is now claiming to have new information obtained from a new anonymous source. Among the things mentioned in their report are a love video-streaming service, a location-based check-in system, and a geo-tagging system that tags real-world locations.

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How Jef Raskin Helped Shape Apple In The Early 80's

Posted on 15/02/2011 by Cormac Moylan

Jef Raskin was one of the first employees of Apple Inc in the late 1970’s. A memo from 1981, found by his son Aza, outlines some of the principles that Jef helped introduce in Apple during their early period.

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Apple & Amazon Wage War Over In-App eBook Sales

Posted on 14/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Apple’s policy requiring all 3rd party apps that sell content to support in-app purchasing is set to cause some trouble for giants like Amazon – in the battle between Amazon and Apple, one giant will have to bow to the other. Who will bow to who? Only time will tell. Let the battle begin!

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Apple To Unleash Major Upgrade For Mobile Me, Remove Price Tag

Posted on 14/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple has been working on a fairly major upgrade for its popular MobileMe service, adding cloud-based iTunes library storage (which may operate as a streaming service or digital locker-type storage mechanism). The upgrade will also reportedly make MobileMe into a free service in order to compete with the similar free services on other platforms, such as Android.

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Why Nokia and Microsoft Joining Forces Is Better For Everyone

Posted on 14/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Recently, Nokia’s CEO released a memo in which he admitted that Nokia’s Symbian platform has been thoroughly defeated by Smartphones, and the iPhone in particular.  Since then, Nokia and Microsoft have gotten together and announced that Nokia will be adopting…

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Steve Jobs Still The Big Man On (Apple's) Campus

Posted on 11/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Steve Jobs, despite his medical leave, continues to man the helm at Apple in a capable manner, and still remains very actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the massive Cupertino corporation. The report indicates that he has been working from home, and even holding business meetings there.

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Sony To Pull Out of iTunes Over Spat with Apple?

Posted on 11/02/2011 by Cormac Moylan

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One of the big three music labels may be preparing to pull out of iTunes. It’s a move that could see the likes of Beyonce, Tool, and Pearl Jam drop out of iTunes. Sony is apparently still upset over Apple’s rejection their ebook reader app from the App Store a few months ago.

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